Although the park was created 28 years ago, INPARQUES, the official institute that regulates and manages Venezuela's national parks, has not developed a management plan for the park. The Law for Land Use Regulation, which describes general procedures and regulations for all national parks, is used instead.
INPARQUES rangers are in charge of monitoring and enforcing park regulations. There are only three rangers who work at the two ranger stations and park headquarters. Macarao National Park is the only park to have had a female superintendent and one of the few to have a female ranger. The current park superintendent is new and is also in charge of Pico Codazzi Natural Monument. INPARQUES does not supply the park rangers with the means for communication or transportation, such as radios, phones, cars or motorcycles. There is no fire department; Macarao depends on El Avila and Caricuao fire camps for fire prevention and extinguishing fires.